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Camacho dead at 69

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua:The West Indies Cricket Board paid tribute yesterday to Steve Camacho, the former manager of the West Indies team and chief executive officer (CEO) of the WICB, who died on Friday night in Antigua.Camacho was 69 at the time of his passing.George Stephen Camacho was born on October 12, 1945 in British Guiana and played club cricket at the historic Georgetown Cricket Club. He went on to play 76 first-class matches as a right-handed top-order batsman, scoring 4,079 runs including seven centuries and 24 half centuries.In an 11-Test career between 1968 and 1971, Camacho scored 640 runs, and played in several outstanding West Indies teams alongside Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wes Hall, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Roy Fredericks and Rohan Kanhai.He became the 126th capped West Indies Test cricket when he debuted against England at Queen’s Park Oval in 1969. He also captained the West Indies President’s XI against touring teams.It was as an outstanding cricket administrator that he distinguished himself. After retirement as a player, he was manager of the West Indies team during the halcyon period of the 1980s. He also served as secretary of the then West Indies Cricket Board of Control and the first CEO of the WICB.President Whycliffe ‘Dave’ Cameron described Camacho as “a true stalwart, champion and leader of the game” in the West Indies.”I want to first extend my condolences to wife, Allison, family and friends of Steve Camacho. We, the members of the cricket family of the West Indies, have lost a great man, someone who would always stand up and give his best for West Indies cricket. He was a true stalwart and champion of the game in the Caribbean,” Cameron said.last_img read more

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Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock

first_img Neil Warnock Crystal Palace have sacked manager Neil Warnock, the club have announced.The 66-year-old has become the first Premier League boss of the season to be dismissed following his side’s 3-1 Boxing Day defeat against Southampton.Warnock had replaced Tony Pulis at the helm at Selhurst Park in the summer but a loss to the Saints saw the Eagles drop into the relegation zone.Crystal Palace have only won three Premier League games this season and this dismal record was enough for the club’s board to act.Keith Millen will be the club’s caretaker manager starting with their game against Queens Park Rangers. 1last_img read more

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Top 23 footballers in the world – voted for by fans worldwide!

first_img 23 23 23 23 15. Paul Pogba (Juventus) – 1.1% 23 20= Javier Mascherano (Barcelona) – 0.7% 23 5. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 3.7% 20= Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 0.7% 19. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – 0.8% 22. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona) – 0.5% 18. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 0.9% 23 23 23 23 16= Yaya Toure (Manchester City) – 1% 23 23 14. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – 1.2% 10= Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 1.6% 6. Luis Suarez (Barcelona) – 3.5% 1. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) – 29.3% 9. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) – 1.7% 23 10= Andres Iniesta (Barcelona) – 1.6% Bayern Munich star Arturo Vidal is ranked 23rd in the YouGov poll with 0.4% of the votes from fans across the globe 3. Neymar (Barcelona) – 7.4% 23 23 23 On January 11 we will find out which superstar has won the Ballon d’Or, in another glittering FIFA ceremony.There are 23 men up for the award, which has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo in the last two seasons, but, as per usual, there is plenty of conjecture about who the top dog of 2015 is.International team captains and managers, along with a journalist from each nation, will decided the victor, but who do football fans across the world want to win?YouGov polled supporters worldwide in 17 countries and they voted for both their top three and then the Ballon d’Or winner, with the scores being calculated by balancing out the two figures.Click the right arrow above to see who fans want to win and how they rate the top 23… 23 7. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – 2.7% 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – 22.4% 12= Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 1.4% 23 23 4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) – 5.2% 23 23 8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 2.4% 23 12= Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – 1.4% 16= James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – 1% 23last_img read more

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MORE SELECTION HEADACHE FOR HORGAN AS TWO MORE RULED OUT FOR TRIP TO WATERFORD

first_imgInfluential Harps midfielder Michael Funston has been ruled out for tonight’s match against Waterford at the RSC due to illnes.Ollie Horgan has a threadbare squad after losing another two key players prior to tonight’s crucial First Division clash with Waterford United at the RCS.Horgan knew last week that he had to plan without the influential duo of Damien McNulty and Packie Mailey due to suspension, while Caoimhe Bonner is still serving his suspension for his red card against Wexford a fortnight ago.Gareth Harkin who has enjoyed a fine run of form of late, was ruled out during the week due to work commitments. However in the last 24 hours Horgan has lost the services of Michael Funston due to an illness and Darragh Black to injury.The absence of the midfielder is a huge blow to Harps, who could certainly do with his energy, drive and experience tonight.Black sustained a nasty injury at training on Wednesday night and is expected to be out for at least six weeks.It is unfortunate for Black who looked likely to earn a start, after a number of impressive displays for the reserve side in recent weeks. It now leaves Horgan without five regular starters, and with a number of players leaving the club recently it leaves his squad very thin for what is always a difficult fixture in Waterford.Harps have proved to be an extremely difficult opponent to beat this season, losing only five matches all season is a testament to their defensive solidity.However, they desperately need a win to keep their promotion hopes alive.A win tonight would keep them in the hunt especially with winnable games against Cobh Ramblers and Shamrock Rovers B in the next few weeks.A victory would also boost confidence ahead of next week’s crucial FAI cup tie against Wexford Youths. MORE SELECTION HEADACHE FOR HORGAN AS TWO MORE RULED OUT FOR TRIP TO WATERFORD was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AbsentBlowDarragh BlackFinn Harps FCMichael FunstonmissingnewsSportsuspendedWaterford Utdlast_img read more

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SEX ABUSE SCANDAL: HSE FINALLY ISSUES PHONE NUMBERS FOR VICTIMS

first_imgConnect1800 477 477Wednesday – Sunday 6.00 pm – 10.00 pmSEX ABUSE SCANDAL: HSE FINALLY ISSUES PHONE NUMBERS FOR VICTIMS was last modified: July 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) FAMILIES in crisis as a result of the Mickey Ferry Colaiste Cholmcille sex abuse scandal were finally given numbers to contact by the HSE.Below is the statement in full:In the aftermath of the recent extensive media coverage of the case of Michael Ferry, the HSE is encouraging individuals and families who have experienced sexual abuse to avail of counselling services. There are a range of local and national counselling services available for people experiencing distress or simply wish to talk to someone for advice and support.  Help can always be sought from your local GP or from the counselling services below. The HSE will monitor the demand for services and provide additional counselling resources if required. The HSE is reviewing its involvement in relation to the case of Michael Ferry to establish that all appropriate actions were taken by both the former North Western Health Board and the HSE. This review will be carried out in line with the HSE’s National Incident Management Policy. Tel:      074 9167250 071 91421611800 234 1199.15 am – 5.15 pm Donegal Rape Crisis CentreLetterkennyCo Donegal Counselling service contact details; HSE North West Regional Counselling Service69 Ballyraine RoadLetterkennyCo Donegal Tel:      074 91282111800 448844Email: rapecrisis@eircom.netlast_img read more

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PHS opens league with 28-18 win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Glendale (1-4, 0-1) scored two quick touchdowns aided by Pasadena turnovers and, despite failing to convert on both PATs, were within striking range. The Nitros closed the gap to 21-18 on a 12-yard run by Jalal Saleh with 6:25 to play. The drive was set up when the Nitros recovered an onside kick, one of a series of plays that epitomized a quarter gone wrong for Pasadena. “There was only a letdown by the coaches,” said Bulldogs coach Kevin Mills of the mistake-ridden stretch that included two fumbles in Nitros territory. “We got involved in the referee play, but they (the players) didn’t, they continued to fight and persevere.” Pasadena looked strong in the first half in scoring on their first two drives of 85 yards on 12 plays and 94 yards on nine plays, respectively. Armon Binns, making his second start at quarterback completed 7 of 11 attempts for 85 yards. He also rushed for 56. Pasadena is 2-0 with Binns running the offense. Bell’s run with 5:25 to play broke a chain of 18 unanswered points allowed by the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter and gave Pasadena some critical breathing room, extending its lead from a slim three points to a comfortable 10. Late in the third quarter it looked as if the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-0) would cruise to a victory. They retained a 21-0 lead, built in the first half, but could not keep their offense on the field and eventually their vaunted defense was forced to bend. Bell scored three touchdowns and led the Bulldogs in rushing with 141 yards. “Andrew has really accepted the challenge starting with St. Francis (Week 4),” said Mills of his senior back. “The offensive line is playing with so much confidence and he has it too. It’s his team to lead now.” The defense was dependable again for Pasadena, coming up with a fourth-and-goal stop in the first quarter and forcing a Nitro fumble, which was recovered by Wedel Kevin Clark at the Pasadena 21 in the second. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img GLENDALE — Pasadena High School’s football team opened Pacific League play with a victory — a 28-18 win over host Glendale High on Thursday night –but not before weathering a fourth-quarter scoring barrage by the Nitros. One play into a drive that began at the Pasadena 40 and was helped along by a facemask call against the Nitros, Bulldogs’ running back Andrew Bell broke free for a 45-yard touchdown run to seal the victory. last_img read more

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CAT-ASTROPHE FOR DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITY SWAMPED BY ABANDONED KITTENS

first_imgOne of the kittens abandoned in recent days.A Donegal-based animal rescue has been overwhelmed by the arrival of almost 50 abandoned kittens in the past month and is appealing to the public for help with this crisis.By launching an emergency ‘Help Us To Help Them’ campaign, Animals In Need hopes to raise the vital funds needed to care for the dozens of kittens that are being found discarded around Donegal.The public can help by donating €2 via their phone by simply texting the word ‘KITTEN’ to 50300, so please make a difference today and help save an orphan kitten. Lately the Animals In Need volunteers have seen an alarming rise in the number of full litters of kittens that are being dumped around the Donegal, in boxes on random doorsteps and in isolated areas.Volunteer Gitte McMullin revealed that in the last month, nearly 50 kittens have been found, which included 10 full litters of kittens.“The kittens are being taken from their mothers and dumped in cardboard boxes on people’s doorsteps; many of them are not even weaned and some are as young as 2 weeks old and then have to be hand-reared by being bottle-fed every 3 hours throughout the day and night.’Gitte has recently successfully hand-reared five of these abandoned tiny kittens. She added ‘What is probably worse is when kittens who are a bit older are being dumped out in the middle of nowhere to fend for themselves. They are still only babies and can’t survive on their own so if they aren’t found by some miracle, then they’ll suffer and die horrible deaths or slowly starve.’As the crisis continues, Gitte added ‘The situation has got out of hand. People are still not spaying or neutering their cats, even though the vets are being very good and offering generous discounts, especially for stray and feral cats. Inevitably, before they know it, the cat’s owners find themselves with a bunch of kittens and no homes for them and so they offload their problem on someone else.’In the meantime, the volunteers are left to attempt to save all these abandoned kittens, and as the charity has no shelter, this means taking the kittens into their own family homes to care for them.Animals In Need is made up entirely of unpaid volunteers and every cent raised goes directly to the care of the animals, for food, worming treatments, vaccinations, veterinary bills and bedding, so please support this worthy cause, pick up the phone and help an abandoned kitten today. CAT-ASTROPHE FOR DONEGAL ANIMAL CHARITY SWAMPED BY ABANDONED KITTENS was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abandonedanimals in needappealdonegalkittenslast_img read more

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Hughes ‘wants Blackburn winger to replace Wright-Phillips’

first_imgQPR want to replace Shaun Wright-Phillips with Blackburn winger Junior Hoilett, the Sunday Mirror say.It is claimed that Rovers will demand £5m compensation for Hoilett, who will be out-of-contract this summer but is too young to move on a Bosman free transfer.Rangers chairman Tony Fernandes is said to have told manager Mark Hughes that he can move for Hoilett, 21, if the club stay in the Premier League.Chelsea want to sign Everton youngster Ross Barkley for £10m this summer and then loan him back to the Merseysiders for next season, according to The People.It is claimed Chelsea are optimistic about their chances of doing a deal for the 18-year-old, who signed a four-and-a-half-year contract at Goodison Park in December.Meanwhile, The Sun on Sunday suggest Fulham and Everton are interested in highly-rated Watford youngster Sean Murray – he signed a new three-year contract only last month.Click here for the Chelsea v QPR quiz Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Driving tests: a spectator sport

first_imgBridget Hilton-BarberI was driving through Lenyene a few Saturdays ago – it’s a small rural township outside Tzaneen in Limpopo province, where I live – when I noticed a lively crowd of people gathered at the edge of a dusty field.I slowed down, thinking it was a local soccer match, but then I realised the crowd was watching wannabe drivers doing their driver’s licence tests on a makeshift testing ground.In the absence of malls, movie houses and other entertainment in places like this, driving tests have become a spectator sport. I pulled over and watched for a bit.It was better than Isidingo, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful combined. There was wild clapping, cheering and whistling as hopeful drivers, most of them youngsters and mainly women, climbed into the truck. Most people here do a Code 10 licence for a truck, which automatically qualifies you for a Code 08 for a regular car.As the nervous drivers were put through their paces, the crowd either booed or whooped according to their performance. Those who stalled or knocked over the orange road markers were met with guffaws and insults, while those who didn’t got clapping and ululating.The successful emerged to high fives and backslapping; the unsuccessful slunk off with their tails between their legs.On the edges of the crowd, hawkers were doing a brisk trade in roasted mealies and fresh fruit and vegetables, cellphone airtime and cold beers. A group of young guys in a VW Golf with tinted windows and dashboard fur were playing loud oomsta-oomsta music. I left reluctantly as a crowd of young women gathered happily around a mate who had gotten her licence. A little way down the track, a mother comforted her crying daughter who one can only presume failed the grade.Driving back home I noticed for the first time how many driving schools there are in the area – some in official-looking buildings, others in nothing more than a painted hut under a scruffy acacia tree.One, called David’s Driving School, featured smashed windows, a series of wrecked cars parked inauspiciously outside and a lone goat tethered to a post.In Tzaneen alone there are more than six driving schools, including Bongy’s Driving School, Tzaneen Driving School, TJ’s Driving School, the International Driving School, even the interestingly named Surprise Driving School! I’m sure the instructors there have their fair share of surprising tales.Most mornings and afternoons on the outskirts of town you will see crowds of youngsters waiting on the side of the road for their turn behind the wheel of their chosen school’s truck. And drop in anytime to the town’s testing grounds and the place will be packed to capacity with young people waiting to sit their learners’ licences or do their practical driving test.Upward mobility in rural areas has come to mean getting a licence. And it seems the best way to do it is through one of the schools which, although don’t guarantee a licence, have a high pass rate. They are pricey though – a course at your average driving school costs upwards of R3 000 (US$380), excluding the payment of R800 ($100) or so which goes to the traffic department.It’s not surprising that some resort to the help of local sangomas. In the high street in Tzaneen, a blackboard on the pavement outside a herbalist’s shop offers help for “asthma, adultery, sex problems, drivers licence, madness and debt problem (sic)”.Apparently they don’t come too cheap either. And, of course, the chance to actually buy your own car is impossibly out of reach for most people.But nothing, it seems, is stopping the tide of people heading for driving schools. And nothing is stopping the testing grounds becoming popular meeting spots.I noticed while driving through Bolobedu South the other day that many old gogos bring along their own plastic chairs, which they use to sit on while they wait for a lift to the testing ground, and then use them to sit on while they watch the thrill of the show. This is local drama at its best.Bridget Hilton-Barber is a well-known travel writer based in Limpopo province. She has worked as editor of South African Airways’ inflight magazine Sawubona, debut editor of Lowveld Living, travel correspondent for Radio 702 and travel editor of FairLady magazine. She is the author of seven books.last_img read more

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UK trade mission in India to promote ties in healthcare sector

first_imgThe chief of the UKs state-funded National Health Service (NHS) Sir Malcolm Grant has embarked on a four-day trade mission to India with a delegation of 13 top British healthcare providers to promote collaborations between the two countries in the healthcare sector.The Chairman of NHS England is leading the team alongside Healthcare UK and Department for International Trade�to promote innovation in healthcare and collaborations between India and Britain in the healthcare sector.Read it at India Today Related Itemslast_img read more

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